Lin Yang steers her career across policy, business and media across US and China. Lin is the Founder and President of Innovation Ideas Institute, an innovation themed think tank, and lectures at Harvard HTUP program. She also serves as a senior advisor for multinational corporations on innovation and a partner for its venture capital investment. She is also a special contributor to major American and Chinese media outlets, and is regarded as a credible China subject matter person in the international community. Lin is elected as a "Young Global Leader" and a "New Champion" by the World Economic Forum.
Lin's recent career in US focuses on innovation and globalization. She builds up thought leadership on innovation among the business and policy community, studies how international innovation eco-system facilitates and fosters innovation for maximized impact. While she was a Senior Research Associate at Harvard University, she founded the first "China public policy innovation case program" which included first hand interviews and balanced research with various levels of policy makers to bring insights to the international world of academia, government, and business on how China public policies are made in the rapidly changing environment.
Lin also served as the assistant director for US-China relations at the Asia Society in New York City, and advisory positions at the interface of business and government in the financial sectors.
Previously Lin was a key English/Chinese Anchor for International News with China Central Television in Beijing, bringing fresh perspectives to the World’s News sphere. She anchored numerous unprecedented live breaking News events that made China’s broadcasting history, and interviewed numerous world leaders. In 2006, she was also with CNN Washington DC Bureau. Lin frequently speaks at public events and public media about innovation.
Besides policy and business, Lin enjoys music, art, and fashion.